[News] The Kooks Add US Tour Dates

In addition to their previously announced tour dates in Europe, Brit rockers The Kooks have announced even more tour dates to fill up the rest of their year. This time around, the band will be heading stateside to support their next album Junk of the Heart, which hits stores on September 13th. The band will be going on a 17-date U.S. tour beginning on November 15th in Philadelphia. It'll be the group's first trek in three years, during which they've emerged as one of the hottest young bands in the U.K.

Expect the Kooks' new material to be some of their most upbeat yet. "What we really wanted to do was build a proper, full album," frontman Luke Pritchard tells SPIN. "Something you can listen to from front to back." SPIN also has an exclusive download of a new song — an awesome acoustic version of the album's killer title track, which has been burning up alternative radio this summer. Download it in exchange for an email address below.

You can check out the band's Fall tour dates after the jump.

 

The Kooks Tour Dates

September
30th                  GLASGOW, Barrowlands
October
Sat 1st         MANCHESTER, Academy
Mon 3rd      NEWCASTLE, Academy
Tues 4th       HULL, City Hall
Wed 5th      CAMBRIDGE, Corn Exchange
Fri 7th           PORTSMOUTH, Guildhall
Sat 8th         BIRMINGHAM, O2 Academy
Sun 9th        LEEDS, O2 Academy
Tue 11th      LONDON, Brixton O2 Academy

US Tour Dates

11/15, Philadelphia, PA (Troacdero)
11/16-17, New York, NY (Webster Hall)
11/19, Boston, MA (House of Blues)
11/20, Washington, DC (9:30 Club)
11/22, Montreal, QC (Club Soda)
11/23, Toronto, ON (Sound Academy)
11/25, Columbus, OH (Newport Music Hall)
11/26, Chicago, IL (Vic Theatre)
11/27, Minneapolis, MN (First Avenue)
11/29, Denver, CO (Ogden Theatre)
11/30, Salt Lake City, UT (Club Sound)
12/2, Seattle, WA (The Showbox at the Market)
12/4, Vancouver, BC (Commodore Ballroom)
12/7-8, Los Angeles, CA (The Music Box)
12/13, San Francisco, CA (The Fillmore)